Bee Venom could be used as a treatment for chronic back pain.
In a clinical trial, patients suffering from chronic lower back pain were given injections of bee venom.In the trial in South Korea, a group of patients were split up and half were given bee venom and the other half had ibuprofen for their treatment of lower back pain.
Another recent study of patients who had been hospitalised due to lower back pain were given acupuncture or bee venom and the outcome was that the venom treatment was more effective.
Bee venom has actually been used in traditional medicine for years. They think that compounds in the venom acts as painkillers and anti-inflammatories.